VPN connection for Mac OS
The Cloud VPN service is used to connect external computers to
Virtual Machines on a given VLAN for remote management purposes.
Only the L2TP/IPSEC VPN protocol with digital certificates
authentication is supported.
The MacOS X operating system already includes a VPN client. There is
no need for additional software.
To connect to the VPN service ask your system administrator:
- File <customer>-VPNCA.crt
- VPN Certification Authority.
- This file can be downloaded from the SSL
- It can be identified as "VPN INTERNAL CA CERTIFICATE"
- VPN IP address.
- It is the same IP address used to access the Cloud
- It is the IP address corresponding to the name of your
- You can get it by resolving the name of your node through
the nslookup command, for example:
- The following information can be obtained from the VPN Users page.
- File <user>-vpn.p12 (User certificate for the VPN
- File <user>-vpn.key (Private key connection)
- Username and password with permissions to connect to the
VPN client in MacOS
Create VPN connection
To create a new connection on Mac, just click on the network
icon. Then click on "Open Network Preferences"
In the Network Preferences window, click on the icon "+" to add a
Choose VPN as interface and "L2TP over IPsec" as VPN type. Then
Configure the new VPN connection.
To load the certificates, click on the "Authentication Settings ..."
- Load the two corresponding certificates. Then click on the
"Advanced ..." button
- Click on OK and close all previous windows. The VPN
connection is ready.
- You can now connect to virtual machines in the corresponding
VLAN by using private IP network addresses 10.X.X.
- If the connection was not successful, please check if all
configuration steps were performed correctly and then contact